Sunday, 24 March 2013

Snowy Session at Dig In

Although officially cancelled due to bad weather, three of us did turn out for the volunteer yesterday. Not much could be done outside, but we did manage to disinfect some of the empty plant pots in the polytunnel.

It was also our first opportunity to inspect the new perennial weeds container which was constructed by Alan Withington and a team of volunteers from the University. I have to say they have made a first class job and we look forward to filling it with our couch grass and other nasties as we dig and weed the beds in the coming months.

Of course we couldn't go home without making a snowmanwoman and Helen kindly took some lovely photos to share;

The new perennial weeds container

The beekeeping area

Iced Teasel

The eco-loo (in background) is finally finished

Helen's snow woman

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

New Compost Store and Raised Beds

Quote from Debbie Blake;

"The following pictures are from our recent Building Spaces For Growing workshop, which was held on 28th February 2013. It was run by Alan Withington. The weather was superb and we all learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one, which will cover smaller planters, bee boxes and trellis fencing. Details will be here on the Blog and our Facebook page."

The positioning of the original compost store meant that deliveries of manure could not be directly transferred from a trailer into the storage bay, so this new design should save us a lot of manual work. Several of the original raised beds were also in various stages of decay, so needed replacement and two new beds were created for future use with other community groups who will visit the site.

Many thanks go to Alan Withington with support from RCAN and the Grow and Grow project.